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axle

a bar or shaft on which a wheel, pair of wheels, or other rotating member revolves

axle

[′ak·səl]
(mechanical engineering)
A supporting member that carries a wheel and either rotates with the wheel to transmit mechanical power to or from it, or allows the wheel to rotate freely on it.

AXLE

An early string processing language. Program consists of an assertion table which specifies patterns, and an imperative table which specifies replacements. "AXLE: An Axiomatic Language for String Transformations", K. Cohen et al, CACM 8(11):657-661 (Nov 1965).
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The Hub 2 base and fabric channels are not routed on AXle backplanes."
The axle with a higher theoretical wheel speed is called advancing, and that with a lower theoretical wheel speed is called lagging.
A January 12 notification has introduced a new category for three- axle vehicles and put the base tax rate at ` 2.40 per km.
GM says owners of the vehicles are being contacted and urged against driving the trucks until the axle pin is replaced.
On Kohat tunnel, cars/jeeps/land cruisers/Pajeros, tractors without trolley and equivalent will pay Rs40 as toll tax, while wagons/ Hiaces/flying coach will pay Rs145, bus/2 axle trucks/3 axle trucks/tractors with trolley will pay Rs180 and articulated trucks of 4/5/6 axle will pay Rs275.
In September 2007, American Axle and Republic entered into an agreement under which Republic promised to supply American Axle with its requirements of certain steel parts at specified prices through 2011.
Because GM wasn't receiving the parts it required from American Axle, it had no demand for a number of its cast metal components.
For Team Hummer's H3 driven by Rod Hall, AAM supplies its 7.6" front axle with a 4.56 PowerDense gear set.
A wooden wagon wheel is dished (made slightly conical) to provide additional strength in resisting the lateral forces on the wheel at the axle.
The metal axle, measuring some 40 centimeters long and 3.6 cm in diameter, connects the roller coaster's chassis to a set of wheels that pinch the rail.
One full charge of its battery costs 80 yen (US $0.68) while a comparable 250cc motorcycle would need 4.5 liters of fuel to travel the same 180km, at a cost of 550 yen (US $4.70) at current electricity and gasoline prices in Japan, Axle explained.